Kinetic Floating Pixels

An interactive, kinetic light installation made up of an array of moving helium balloons that merges the physical and virtual words in a fun and playful experience.

2011
Electronics, Kinect, graphics
Exhibited: Illuminate Yaletown
Working with: Shaun Mavronicolas


Visitors are able to choose and control the position of several large balloons and change the colours of individual balloons though an avatar. To operate the avatar a participant stands in the installation space and is tracked by a 3D imaging camera that positions the avatar relative to their body. Visitors are able to trigger waves and other patterns with the balloons, as well as change colours